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First broadcast TV studio opens in Manchester Studios complex

Studio 1

The first broadcast TV studio in the Manchester Studios complex has been launched, marking the end of phase one of a project that will see a complex of 13 studios operating at the heart of the city centre by late 2021.

Manchester Studios – part of the wider Enterprise City tech, media and cultural cluster – is emerging as the new TV heart of Manchester since taking over the old Granada Studios site in 2015.

Studio 1, which is the largest studio in the complex at 13,000 sq ft, has now been fully upgraded to provide integrated galleries, new studio infrastructure as well as introducing a range of new spaces to support audience shows.

Changes within the Studio 1 building have provided new production offices, high-end superstar and star dressing room suites, audience holding areas and VIP, executive and green rooms.

Anthony Gannon, head of studios at All Studios group and Manchester Studios, said: “This is a really exciting time for Manchester Studios as we move on from the plug-and-play gallery arrangements we worked with in 2019 to having a fully integrated system in Studio 1.

“The quality and flexibility of the new infrastructure means we will be able to turn around shows faster and deliver better for our clients who are already booking in from July to return to production.

“The launch of Studio 1 is a great first step in bringing so many existing, high-quality TV studios back into full use and we can’t wait to move ahead now with the next phase of the project to bring back the other five studios of the main M1 studio block.”

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